Just in case you’re looking for one last sweet treat to add to your holiday, I thought I’d share with you a recipe I made last week, which was inspired by recipes at A Pumpkin and a Princess and Daily Dish Recipes. Even my son, who isn’t a big peppermint fan, loved it. The big batch I made did NOT last long at all.
Peppermint Vanilla Chex Mix
7 cups rice and corn Chex cereal
1 1/2 cups vanilla chips or melts
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
6 large candy canes
1 cup white peppermint M & M’s
Using a food processor, crush the candy canes to a powder. Who thinks this is going to sound like a bag of hammers in a garbage disposal? That doesn’t even cover it. I should have worn ear protection.
Combine the candy canes and powdered sugar in a large ziplock bag and set aside.
Melt the vanilla chips in the microwave or a double boiler. Stir in the peppermint extract. Pour over the cereal in a large bowl and gently stir until coated. Add to the ziplock bag and shake until coated. Stir in the M & M’s.
Are you done with your Christmas baking? Yeah, not me!